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An "AMAZING big title" is on its way to PlayStation Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe senior business development manager Shahid Kamal Ahmad has teased.

"Oh and there is an AMAZING big title coming to Vita," Tweeted Ahmad. "I can't tell you anything about it, except that you are gonna be hooked for hours."

He added: "Clarification. Hooked for hours 'a day'. Clue, not indie. And: talk about one title doesn't preclude others."

In response to a guess that the game is hit iOS title Ridiculous Fishing, he responded: "I thought some people might think that, but in *this* case it's not developed by an indie."

Ahmad is credited with signing Thomas Was Alone, Hotline Miami, Luftrausers, Velocity Ultra, Lone Survivor and other titles as part of PlayStation's engagement drive with developers.

Source: @shahidkamal

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dudester's Avatar


No one thought maybe grand theft Vita?
Posted 13:20 on 13 May 2013
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dav2612@ Catterick

The PSP Football Manager games can be played on the Vita but they don't come cheap, especially when compared to Android/iOS offerings.
Posted 13:19 on 13 May 2013
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Football Manager VITA
Posted 23:50 on 12 May 2013
CheekyLee's Avatar


I WANT a Vita. But I still, after all this time, can't really find a reason to buy one. And I think a massive part of this is simply because there is such a quality library for both my iPad and 3DS that I simply don't see the Vita getting any use.
Posted 12:36 on 11 May 2013
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Okay, perhaps not second rate ports. Bad wording. Not very impressive franchise installations.

Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Resistance, Lego (games in general), Ninja Guiden, Ridge Racer.

There's a few good games, sure. And the HD re-releases are cool. But it's not enough to warrant a gamer, or average Joe waliking into town right now and buying a Vita.

Back to your original comments, a fully fledged Gran Turismo IS a damn good reason to buy a Vita for a LOT of people. BUT.. Will it just be another game that's going to be better on PS3? Yes. The problem then arises that I could buy a second hand PS3 and a TV for not much more than a Vita and get a better game experience.

If Vita wants to succeed, then it needs to provide *****ing good games that cant be played anywhere else (better).
Posted 10:12 on 11 May 2013


Which ones are second rate ports, though? A lot of Vita owners seem excited by the new HD ports. Might pave the way for ports of GTA and other classic PS2 games given a good overhaul for Vita.

I'm not disagreeing that Vita needs more games, it does, but that doesn't mean you should dismiss the stuff that's coming out, it can co-exist. There are a ton of RPGs planned, some like PSO2 are ports and others are brand new. We've had a new version of EDF for fans of the cult game and the next one in the series is hopefully coming to Vita, Soul Sacrifice has just come out, too.
Posted 09:58 on 11 May 2013
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"..I can play them on the move. That's what handhelds are for."

I'm not sure this is entirely accurate and if it is, then I think the platform is missing a trick.

I've owned many portable gaming devices and rarely used them on the move. I own a 3DS, but have never played it while travelling. I owned a Vita and only played it when settled in a location.

A portable device is also a device that can be used in any room of your own, or other people's houses (hotels, camping, whatever). I don't currently own a TV as I'm staying at somebody else's house. Some people don't get access to the living room TV due to family sharing. Some stay in hotels, or B&Bs a lot, or even take long flights. In all of these above scenarios deeper gameplay and better structure campaigns would be welcomed. Bite-sized, portable games are suited to turning a console on/off in short bursts and that's where I think Vita is failing. It's ignoring a huge chunk of people who would probably buy one if it offered the correct games.

Again, that's why I swapped it for a 3DS. Most of its games are more inviting for longer play sessions.

EDIT: second rate ports don't cut it. Especially next to Luigi's Mansion 2, Mario Land 3D, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Castlevania, the list goes on..
Posted 09:48 on 11 May 2013


Not all Indie games are bite sized and some are a lot better than full price stuff.

Also, I'm happy to get the HD ports like the Jak and Daxter games and Sly because I can play them on the move. That's what handhelds are for.

Yes, we do need more games like Tearaway and Killzone: Mercenary. There seems to be a focus on JRPGs over the next 6 months too, a genre I don't tend to play.

There are some good titles coming, like Batman Arkham Origins, MotoGP, and the Dust 514 game written for the Vita, though.
Posted 09:18 on 11 May 2013
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munkee@ dav2612

Thanks for clearing that up. Then, no. I won't be buying another Vita. The game lineup is weak. Mostly mediocre ports of HD games. It simply doesn't have essentials. Such a shame. I'm so pro Vita hardware it's unreal. Unfortunately there's not much good software to warrant owning one.

Unlike the 3DS that's providing hit after hit.

If those PS2 games worked on Vita, then it would be an easy purchase as the good content library would be opening up at an impressive rate. I've owned a Vita, I owned all of the best games at the time (up until gravity rush) and nothing held my attention.

I have a theory on this. Early reviewers/journalists/industry commentators were relentlessly talking about bite-sized games. Discussing how portable gaming shouldn't be the same as TV gaming, it should be easier to pickup and play. The games needed more frequent checkpoints, smaller levels, bite-sized gaming.

I disagree.

What Vita needs is some deep games that allow the gamer to sink their teeth into. Games that can be played for hours on end without the feeling of repeating mini missions. Personally, I want to lay on my bed for a couple of hours and lose myself in an adventure, or campaign. I didn't find anything that offered me that on the Vita.

Obviously this is just a sweeping statement. But it's why I sold my Vita and bought a 3DS.
Posted 09:07 on 11 May 2013
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BC_Animus@ pblive

I liked the PSP version of Gran Turismo, and I would probably play a Vita version of GT, but I don't want another Prologue game. Remember that glorified demo they released under the Prologue name? Or was that only available in NZ?
Posted 08:06 on 11 May 2013
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Just any proper game will do, I'm sick of all these crappy indie titles that wouldn't look out of place on the PS1!!!
Posted 23:08 on 10 May 2013
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GT on Vita would be great. I loved the PSP game and played it more than any game in the series since 3 on PS2.
Posted 17:30 on 10 May 2013
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I'd be happy to see a proper Gran Turismo on the Vita. The PSP game was simply a collection of individual races and lacked any sort of purpose with no career mode.

@Munkee... no. The PS2 games on PSN cannot be played on the Vita.
Posted 15:19 on 10 May 2013
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Gran Turismo could possibly push me to buy another Vita. There's a few PSN re-releases lately that I'd like to play again on the Vita (GTA, Soul Reaver, Hotline Miami, Manhunt), but none have been worthy of spending good money on the hardware. A fully fledged Gran Turismo would be a persuasive argument.

Although it's probably not going to be Gran Turismo and quite likely to be another Vita anti-climax.


I'm sure I've asked before, but have a memory like a goldfish. I'm right in thinking that I can play these PSN games like GTA & Manhunt on the Vita, right?
Posted 13:43 on 10 May 2013

pblive@ BC_Animus

The PSP Gran Turismo was one of the best games on the device. A sequel on Vita would be amazing.
Posted 13:01 on 10 May 2013
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